Jan 30

Industrial Strength LED Lighting

industrial LEDIn this day and age of business whether it is big or small, the most important thing that everyone is looking at is the bottom line. How can we reduce costs and maximize profits. If you were to go into a modern factory 10 years ago you would see fluorescent lighting as far as your eyes could see. Now you will only see those in the factories that are outdated and are bleeding money every month. Overhead costs in a business are annoying, but a necessity. One the easiest ways to cut some costs is to invest in industrial strength LED lighting since they use almost 80% less energy than a fluorescent.

Along with buying LED lights for your home, this market has expanded to suit the needs of businesses by offering industrial strength LED lights. One of the biggest cost saving aspects of these lights is their lifespan. Your compact fluorescent bulb that you have on for about 5 hours each day will usually last you around 4 to 5 years. These LED lights have a lifespan, if used the same amount of time, of about 16 to 17 years – that is five times longer than a CFL bulb.

LED lighting also has a minimalist design to them. There is not any kind of filament or any other complicated moving parts. All of these “other” parts are usually why other lighting is so fragile and easily breakable. It’s easy to find lights for industrial LED’s and LED lights are rugged and require incredibly low maintenance.

Industrial strength LED lights also minimize the amount of heat that is produced. If your company makes parts that are heat sensitive, there is a good chance that your facility is air-conditioned. Imagine being able to reduce your electricity usage from lighting that in turn allows you to reduce your amount of money spent on air conditioning.

It is important to note, however, that not all LED lights are produced the same. According to the Energy Star website, some LED lighting designs can offer a large range of problems like drawing power while the switch is in the off position, flickering when on, changing color over the lifetime of the bulb by turning blue in color and having a large delay when turned on. The United States EPA, which is who runs the Energy Star name, puts these lights through a series of very rigorous tests, so if you are thinking about making the investment in LED lighting, make sure they are Energy Star certified, so you know you are getting a good product.

The last thing that you will want to check into if you are wanting to make the switch over to LED lighting is your fixtures. Many LED light producers are making their products versatile enough to be able to fit into almost all lighting fixtures, but there are still some here and there that will not fit properly.